Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Food Scrooge? Bah Latte!
I am addicted to Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
I believe they are the best invention since sliced bread.
Why is it that they only bring pumpkin spice around once a year? I mean, it’s not like they use REAL pumpkins or anything. It’s just a powder!!!
So let me axe you coffee aficionados out there, HOW do you make a good pumpkin spice latte? Say I want to enjoy pumpkin spice all year round, as opposed to ONCE a year, like the Gestapo’s at Starbucks and assorted 7-11 would like to dictate! How would I go about it?
I mean, I’m sure there’s some powder SOMEWHERE, but it ALSO comes out only once a year!
And if pumpkin is actually canned, then why can’t people eat pumpkin pie all year round? Pumpkin pie, bread, soup, casserole – all of it! I guarantee people who make these wonderful fall treats are not buying up fresh pumpkins as ingredients!
So my question is this:
Why seasonal flavors, when they are darn good ALL YEAR ROUND?
Something to look forward to?
I look forward to it every time I put it in my MOUTH!
So here are some items I believe should be offered ALL YEAR:
Candy cane cookies – really ALL holiday cookies
Spiral Hams (people should make more of these)
Giant Chocolate Bunnies
Green Bean Casserole
I know some of these CAN be offered all year, but why are they only made for holidays? Why can’t we have chocolate bunnies whenever we want?
These few items I look forward to all year could certainly give way to other indulgences, if I only had them more than once a year! What about holiday hummus? Nobody gets excited about that, cause you can just pick some up a the grocery store! But holiday baba ganoush? YOU BET! Anyone can try new food items and have tons of room in their tummies, if only Aunt Barbara would market her damn Candy Cane cookies!